|Incentive Economics -- Groks Science Show 2007-12-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Economics is often viewed as the dismal science, but everyday decisions are often guided or aided by economic considerations. On this program, Prof. Tyler Cowen discussed incentive economics.
Keywords: science; economics
|Wikinomics -- Groks Science Show 2007-09-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Collaboration in business is important for the development of ideas and products. Technological innovations are facillitating this process. On this program, Don Tapscott discussed Wikinomics, how mass collaboration is changing business.
Keywords: science; wikinomics; economics; collaboration
|Peacekeeping Economy -- Groks Science Show 2011-12-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although military might is often viewed as the primary method for national security, forging economic relationships may be more beneficial in the long run. On this program, Prof. Lloyd J. Dumas discussed the peacekeeping economy.
Keywords: science; technology; economics; groks
|Game Theory -- Groks Science Show 2009-02-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Game theory is the field of study popularized by the depiction of John Nash in a Beautiful Mind. But, few may realize the relevance of game theory in everyday life. On this program, Dr. Len Fisher discussed the application of game theory to everyday situations.
Keywords: science; game theory; mathematics; economics
|Terminated -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The rapid increases in the processing power of computers is heralding a brave new world where jobs will be completely automated. But, what will the economy of a future dominated by computers and robots be like? On this program, Kevin Drum discussed the economics of a robotic future.
Keywords: science; economics; Robotics; computers; technology; groks
|Technological Innovations -- Groks Science Show 2009-09-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology drives much of the development of human society and economy. Yet, little attention is given to how technological innovations arise. On this program, Prof. W. Brian Arthur discussed the nature of technology.
Keywords: science; technology; sociology; economics; inventions; groks
|Global Arms -- Groks Science Show 2011-11-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The world of the arms trading continues to affect global political and economic affairs. Yet, few investigations have delved into the shadowy and corrupt world of global arms trading. On this program, Andrew Feinstein discussed this shadow world.
Keywords: science; technology; global arms; economics; groks
|Making Labs ... Happy? -- Groks Science Show 2014-03-05 - Groks Science Show|
Why do lab supplies cost so much? How much waste does scientific research generate? Is there a way to make science more efficient? In this episode we interview Tom Ruginis, founder and Chief Happiness Officer at HappiLabs -- a company that aims to improve the happiness of scientists and the quality of their research.
Keywords: research; lab supplies; economics; community; sustainability
|Sudden Wealth Syndrome -- Groks Science Show 2013-07-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Sudden wealth can be a blessing and a curse, especially if the wealth is mismanaged. On this episode, Mr. Irvin Schorsch discussed dealing with sudden wealth syndrome.
Keywords: science; economics; fiscal planning; groks; Psychology